Arch M - Mountain Tan Commercials Cassette (2008, Cavern, Kaleidoscope)
This split/collaborative release with the Cavern label marks the launch of our Aether series. The Aether series will be made up of occassional free, download-only treats & we are very pleased to be working with Arch-M & Cavern on the first one.
In advance of his forthcoming 12" record 'Moon-Tan' on the Cavern label, Arch-M delivers a teaser in the form of 'Mountain Tan Commericials'. Available as a free download and limited edition tape, 'Mountain Tan Commercials' sees London-based Corey Reid delving into the farthest reaches of a sun-drenched, battle-scarred lo-fi pop.
Over 7 gorgeous tracks, concise electric guitar figures gleam with soft distortion and a luscious reverb. Clattering percussion falls around with unrestrained urgency, and a precision that belies it's apparent spontenaiety. Melodies - like old friends fondly remembered - swim in your head long after the ecstatic nine minutes is over.
A must-have to accompany the peaking summer.
Running time: 9m 6s